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opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure.
doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular.
>> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over. less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san
francisco. it was called the votes for women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social transformation increase the boundary of what was possible, out word. >> there were parades and rallies, door to door candidacies, reaching every voter in the state. >> the eyes of the nation were
on california in 1911, when we all voted. it was the sixth and largest state in the nation to approve this. one decade later, we have full voting rights in the united states. helping newly enfranchised women, a new political movement was founded. >> starting in the 1920's, it was a movement created by the suffragettes moving forward to getting the right to vote. all of the suffragettes were interested in educating the new voters. >> non-partisan, not endorsing candidates >> -- endorsing
candidates, getting the right to vote and one they have their voice heard. >> the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage is taking place throughout the state. bancroft library is having an exhibit that highlights the women's suffrage movement, chronicling what happened in california, bringing women the right to vote. >> how long does this mean going on? >> the week of the 20th. people do not realize that women were allowed to vote as early as the 1920's. in the library collection we have a manuscript from the end of december, possibly longer. >> in commemoration of 100 years
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>> this is our costume shop. we build all of the clothes for all of our shows. we have been in this building for 13 years. it is an amazing locally hired, locally sourced workspace with amazing artisans. we build all the clothing. we use them in our performances. it is an amazing rental facility. we rent costumes to everybody
for halloween, opera companies, theater companies, all over the city and country. it has always been a hive of activity. it was the brainchild of our director that we use the front space as a performing space. we really want to make a contribution to the incredible thing is happening in san francisco, the revitalization of the corridor, through the arts. i want to give a big shout out to all of the artists who are here. i know i am predicting a bunch of view. there are wonderful, local artists who have been in this neighborhood for a long time. we want this to be a place where artists can gather. lots of different groups can rent the space. feel free to pass the word
along. we are flexible. we can perform in different configurations. we have had lots of interesting people here. it is a great creative hub for our schools. education is a big part of our lives. we want young artists to think about why they are making the work they are making and for what community they are making it. he has been a partner with us in exploring the neighborhood. [applause] he is the most patient man ever. he has been looking around and helping us make the connection. i think we're all in for a bright future. we have a fantastic new mayor. charles shultz said last night that the main buzzword he wants for his -- charlotte shultz said last night that the main bus or the ones for his administration is accessible.
-- the main buzzword for his administration is "accessible." we are honored and thrilled he is here. we want to welcome him to the stage. [applause] >> congratulations. thank you. welcome, everybody. you have got to know what is going on in my mind. i do not talk a lot about things sometimes because they are very personal. i have to share with you the level of excitement coming into this store tonight. in preparing, i am feeling the same way as win in college -- when in college and performed in my first drama class. i performed in "butterflies are free." i was 3,000 miles away from my
original home, from seattle to maine. i felt like i could do anything i wanted and my friends would not laugh at me. i took drama class. i was really excited. i got to perform. this is kind of how i feel tonight with this opening. it is wonderful. congratulations. act coming to mid market is huge. we have wanted the active arts to be such a great part of this. they have been paired wit.-- the been a big part of this. to have act joining us in a deliberate move to revitalize the area and make arts the leading factor, to join the great art foundation, burning man, all of the business locating here, it is wonderful.
i feel very excited about this. this is another smart thing on behalf of our arts community to join the mayor's office, the office of workforce development. i know amy and jim are excited, the whole crew. [applause] thank you. i share in her staff's excitement when they can make an agreement and get the right funds together. a lot of it is still about financials. if we can leverage what we have with the excitement that you bring in, we are on our way to a good foundation for revitalization. this community needs it. it has the connection to the soma and tenderloin. i think we're on our way to a very positive, a successful story of how we work together to
make this community, alive. you already know what we have done. we have done anchors with twitter. on fifth and market, we have the first of many financial institutions. it is the fifth largest bank in china that has now opened their office on the market street. that is to complement what we're doing your business-wise. that is along the lines of what some of the smaller agencies are doing. you will hear more about this. dottie's blues cafe will be around the corner. we're committed to the six st. sub-station. you are already seeing the community ambassadors walking the streets. they are greeting people. they're getting to know
everybody. please know them by first name. they will be your partners to make everybody feel safe along the street. i have to thank act for taking this opportunity, activating the space, making it available. i know you are an educational institution as well as a performance institution. your masters of the arts program will be delighted to embrace your best grant students as they perform here, really get their education started. it is the performances and people you bring your that well and live in the area. -- that will enliven the area. i cannot remember what i did with "butterflies are free," but i do remember the excitement of that performance. thank you. congratulations.
thank you, everybody, for coming here tonight. [applause] >> we are going to give you a little taste and performance. our board president will introduce it. we have two other great allies here from the unified school district. this is going to be a space for education programs and young people to come in and perform. we're honored am thrilled they are here. >> thank you so much for joining us today, mayor lee. we're deeply appreciative. you are so encouraging. it is a great launch. i am nancy livingston, i cha ir the board of act. we want to welcome all of you here today, particularly our
sister organizations in the arts. we are so thrilled to be putting down serious routes -- roots here. the kind of work that will be done here is very different from what we're doing elsewhere. we have amazing opportunities to do cutting edge work, kind of grassroots and community-based work we do not have the opportunity to do in a 1000 seat theater. we are thrilled to welcome all of you today. as the mayor indicated and everything you have read in the newspapers, act is dedicated to putting down community roots in a significant and serious way in this area. the costume shop has been here for a while. we are dedicating and inaugurating this brand new space.
we have dreams of putting in a second stage in this neighborhood. we want to be good neighbors and good friends. come often. bring your friends. thank you so much for your support today. rusty? [applause] >> we have to think another institution, the irvine foundation. it is making the performances that happen here available to us. that is really great. it takes a village. it takes fund-raising to make these things happen. the irvine foundation has been awesome to us. thank you to them even though they are not here this evening. we have a special performance tonight. we have our class of 2013, we call them our second year's.
they will be doing a musical revue, two songs. if you get a chance to come see it, we would love to have you come back into the space and see it. you can see the full performance tomorrow night at 7:30, friday at 1:00 in the afternoon, saturday at 2:00 and 7:30. we would love to have you come back and see it. it is directed by travis greisler who did "tales of the city" last year. it is a family affair tonight. we are all here together. we're going to let them come up and do their thing. the exit stage right. -- we exit stage right.
[applause] >> ♪ i wish i could go back to college. life was so simple back then. >> ♪ what would i give to go back and live in the dorm with a meal plan again? >> ♪ i wish i could go back to college. in college, you know who you are. you sit in the sun and think i am going to go far. ♪ ♪ how do i go back to college?